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Occurrance and antibiotic resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in retail broiler chicken


M. R., Usha and Maarof, Fauziah and Robin, Tunung and Chai, Lay Ching and Cheah, Yoke Kqueen and Mohamad Ghazali, Farinazleen and Radu, Son (2010) Occurrance and antibiotic resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in retail broiler chicken. International Food Research Journal, 17 (2). pp. 247-255. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546


Broiler part samples (80 fresh and 80 chilled) were examined for the prevalence and numbers of C. jejuni and C. coli by employing most-probable-number (MPN) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques. The prevalence of the bacteria was high where C. jejuni was detected in 92.5% fresh and 53.8% chilled samples while C. coli in 80.0% fresh and 56.3% chilled. The number of these bacteria in the positive fresh and chilled samples was from 3 to more than 2400 MPN/g and from 3 to 290 MPN/g, respectively. Antibiotic resistance test (using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method) on 10 C. jejuni and 13 C. coli isolates toward ampicillin, tobramycin, enrofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, tetracycline, cephalothin, gentamicin and norfloxacin revealed high resistance toward all antibiotics (20.0% - 100.0%). All isolates were resistant to at least two antibiotics. This study highlights the potential of multidrug-resistant C. jejuni and C. coli transmission to humans through fresh and chilled broiler parts. Consecutive studies with bigger sample sizes and covering all over Malaysia are warranted in future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Faculty of Science
Publisher: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Broiler chicken; C. jejuni; C. coli; Prevalence; Antibiotic resistance
Depositing User: Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 02:10
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2015 07:43
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15880
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